As the UAS Test Site project manager, Jim Alexander manages the cost, schedule, and performance of a wide variety of research projects from government, academia, and industry.  He also serves as a UAS pilot, visual observer, and aviation safety officer. 

Jim is a private pilot, a retired U.S. Air Force navigator and staff officer, and a former NASA flight engineer and project manager.  One of the projects he was involved with was a three-year hurricane research mission using the NASA Global Hawk UAS flown from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. 

He has a B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in engineering management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Email: jalex@umd.edu
Phone: 301-862-7824 ext. 807